What is glycolic acid and how does it work?
Glycolic acid is an alpha-hydroxy-acid (AHA) derived from sugarcane. It is often used as a chemical exfoliant to dissolve dead skin cells, allowing new skin cells to regenerate , revealing smooth, younger skin below.
Will there be any complication?
Common side effects of redness, blistering, and swelling do occur.
How is the procedure done?
A glycolic acid peel done in a doctor’s office is a quick effective method to rejuvenate the skin. A concentration of 20 to 70 percent glycolic acid is applied to the skin for a duration of two or three minutes. before neutralising.
How long is the procedure, and how long does the effect last?
It is a fast simple procedure that takes around five minutes.
You will notice a visible improvement in your skin after one peel, but best results are obtained with multiple treatments over time.
Is it painful? Are there any downtime or activities to avoid after the glycolic acid peel?
You may feel some mild discomfort or redness. There may be some minor blisters depending on the depth of the peel performed
As glycolic acid peel makes your skin sensitive to sunlight. It is important to apply a good sunscreen in the day and avoid outdoor activities.
Recommended frequency of use?
It is recommended to do multiple peels to get the best results, usually between three and six treatments twice a month